First Recorded Photograph – 33 A.D.

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Shroud of Turin and the Resurrection

There has been a long running question about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. If indeed the shroud was the burial cloth of Christ, then we are looking at the first recorded photo negative. No pigment or chemical residue has been found on the cloth when researchers did tests. Their conclusion is that some sort of a burst of light coming from within the shroud made the image we see.

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. – Ephesians 1:15-23

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:1-5

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  1. Thank you for this post. Thank you for the reminder of the light.


  3. When the Latin Mass was dropped so too was this reading at the end of the Mass; John 1:1-14.

  4. Much has been written about the Holy Shroud of Turin. From forensic studies, we know the following.
    We know that, from pollen spores found on it, that the Shroud was in the area of what is now Israel 2,000 years ago. Pollen spores have also been found on it that indicate, conclusively, that it was in Turkey approximately 600 to 700 years ago, indicating that someone had possession of it and traveled with it.
    Blood tests have been done on the Shroud: I believe I heard it is a Mediterranean AB blood type. Other forensic tests have been done on it, indicating that the image on it is that of a crucified man: A man who underwent horrific torture who would produce certain secretions only a crucified man would produce.
    We also know that the Body, once wrapped in this Shroud, did not show, and has not shown, ANY SIGNS of decomposition, which would have begun on a typical crucified body (because of the secretions interacting with the bacteria on it) within hours. We also know that this Body, once wrapped in this Shroud, DID NOT unwrap itself from this Shroud: Any signs of unwrapping would have produced other stains on it. This Shroud has been tested positive for minute amounts of radiation. The Body in this Shroud CAME THROUGH this Shroud.
    In other words, not only is this History’s first photograph; This Shroud witnessed History’s first RADIOACTIVE EVENT.
    Paul McGuire has spoken about Jesus of Nazareth’s DUNAMIS POWER. He holds that this Dunamis Power enabled Jesus of Nazareth to transcend the physical dimensions of space-time. (He can be heard on Hagmann & Hagmann, where I heard his explanations. They sound very credible to me).
    Much intrigue has gone on regarding the Shroud, especially the British Museum fiasco of 1988-1989, where information was deliberately fudged so as not to produce the real information the Shroud provides.
    And do not be fooled: The techniques used to produce the Image on the Shroud WERE NOT KNOWN in the Middle Ages. The Image on the Shroud WERE NOT PRODUCED by brushmarks or human hands. As you state in your article, the Image produced is that of a photographic NEGATIVE, something unknown during that time.
    Also DO NOT BE FOOLED by any results of any Carbon-14 dating done on the Shroud: Carbon-14 sounds like a good idea: By tracing the amount of radioactive activity of the isotope, we should be able to date the object being tested. Sounds good. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE: There is NOT enough of the carbon-14 isotope in Earth’s atmosphere to make it a scientifically valid and reliable test.
    Even if carbon-14 dating were scientifically valid and reliable, it CANNOT be done for the Shroud: The Shroud has been “polluted” by the results of TWO fires and excessive handling over the centuries. The carbon-14 dating has been done on TWO portions of the Shroud, and it has produced TWO different results!
    Christianity is the ONLY religion in the entire History of Mankind that was founded upon HISTORICAL FACT, that FACT being that the Body in this Shroud, Jesus of Nazareth, did, in fact and in deed, RISE FROM THE DEAD.
    “If Christ Jesus has not risen from the dead, then your Faith is in vain.”
    Two great books to read: “A Doctor At Calvary,” and “The Shroud” by Wilcox. These two books put the manufactured lies of the Skeptics to rest once and for all. This Shroud once enveloped the Sacred Body of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    • Excellent comment, Steven!
      Not only is the image on the Shroud a photographic negative, it’s in 3-D, which no photograph can do. The image has 3-dimensional information encoded on it:
      • Where the shroud touched the body, the degraded fibers were clumped the most; less so where there was space between the cloth and body.
      • The clumping of degraded fibers is so uniform and precise that a computer can translate the lighter and darker groupings into mathematically precise values, which enabled two STURP members (US Air Force Weapons Laboratory physicist Dr. John Jackson and engineer Dr. Eric Jumper) to make a 3-D model of the man in the shroud.
      • No known paintings or traditional photographs have ever yielded such encoded 3-D values, nor can they produce 3-D images.

      • Yes, Dr. Eowyn, I heard of these tests, now that you mention it. This puts the skeptics’ arguments to rest once and for all.
        Now as for me, the Question is: How do I practice my Faith? How can I be forgiven of my sins? This is the Image of MY JUDGE!

      • Wow, this is great news to me, so I will look it up as soon as I post this. So good to find support for my belief!

  5. Often science ends up humbling us before God, because we doubt until we have “proof” in our own, human, terms. We are so reluctant to step out in faith….in the past….and now even more in our own days….

  6. Yes, to all you so finely wrote, as I too have long felt this way.


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